Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: LOADED open carry in California

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Franklin, Kentucky, USA
    Posts
    221

    Post imported post

    What does the law say about LOADED open carry in California? It seems to me that it is pointless to open carry a pistol that is unloaded. it is akin to belting yourself into a car that has no fuel in the tank. I want to push the issue in the courts, to say that the "feel good" compromise of being able to open carry a gun that is not loaded accomplishes nothing beyond giving the criminal advance notice that he must overpower you BEFORE you can load your gun. I really want to press the issue. Opinions?

  2. #2
    Activist Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Reno, Nevada, USA
    Posts
    1,713

    Post imported post

    In California, you can open carry loaded only in places where the discharge of firearms is legal.

    I wish you the best of luck in getting the law changed.

  3. #3
    Regular Member Decoligny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Rosamond, California, USA
    Posts
    1,865

    Post imported post

    It's a little more complicated than that. You can only open carry loaded in unincorporated territory where the discharge of firearms is not prohibited.

    You really need to read the California Open Carry Flyer and the California Open Carry Pamphlet.

    There is all the information you need to know what is legal and what is not legal in CA.

  4. #4
    Regular Member mjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SoCal, , USA
    Posts
    979

    Post imported post

    CA Penal Code

    12031. (a) (1) A person is guilty of carrying a loaded firearm when
    he or she carries a loaded firearm on his or her person or in a
    vehicle while in any public place or on any public street in an
    incorporated city or in any public place or on any public street in a
    prohibited area of unincorporated territory.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •